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Lipari for Father’s Day

Sixth stop on the Lipari bloghop is to Leigh Laurel Studios whose inspiration has come from her Dad’s enjoyment of crosswords – great idea! It is also great to see the Lipari Fat Eighths Pack with the background fabrics Leigh chose:

Don’t you want to just dive into this pile?

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I added four neutral Oakshott fabrics to help the colors pop, and chose Jay McCarroll’s Center City fabric by Free Spirit as the backing — a sort of silly nod to the years my spent as an architect. It’s a simple quilt of 5″ squares, so it’s a great project for beginning quilters.LeighLaurelCrossword

It was hard to stop quilting, but I’m glad I quit when I did. It’s truly soft and the fabric is the star.

Leigh’s blog is also a tutorial.

Primordial, iridescent New Lipari

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New Lipari perfectly captures the primordial beauty of the Aeolian islands. Its luminous colours mirror cobalt seas, lush greenery, pink bougainvillea and shimmering sun; a beauty shot through with dark, fine-grained volcanic rock and black sand.

The rich, soft drape of this 54″ wide fabric with its black warp and 18 lustrous wefts offers you distinctive, iridescent jewel tones to work with; see what inspired Oakshott Fabrics to create this collection.

Designers are describing this collection as:
‘luscious’ ‘dynamic’ ‘stunning’
New Lipari is available as cut lengths and in a choice of pre-cut packs, including Fat 8ths, Fat Quarters, Half Metre Blocks and 5” Squares. The 5″ Labelled Sample Swatch comes with a £5 Gift Voucher – now there’s temptation!
And if it’s inspiration you need, then look no further than our selection of Quilting Kits, created exclusively for us by some of the world’s leading designers.
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